Hotel Near the Smithsonian Institute & Museums
Comprised of 19 separate museums, the Smithsonian Institute is the largest museum complex in the world. Most of the museums are located in the National Mall, which is located just one mile from the Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House.
Some of the museums that are part of the Smithsonian include:
National Air & Space Museum
Twenty-three galleries exhibiting hundreds of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and other flight-related artifacts, including the 1903 Wright Flyer, Spirit of St. Louis, SpaceShipOne, Apollo 11 command module, and the Hubble Space Telescope test vehicle.
American Art Museum
The nation's first collection of American art offers an unparalleled record of the American experience. The museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.
American History Museum
Devoted to the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States. Highlights include the flag that inspired the Star-Spangled Banner, George Washington’s uniform, Thomas Jefferson’s lap desk, and Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
American Indian Museum
Home to one of the largest and most diverse collections of Native art and historical and cultural objects; exhibitions are designed in collaboration with Native communities from across the hemisphere.
Natural History Museum
Exhibitions on earliest human origins; development of world cultures; ancient and modern mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and sea creatures.
One of the world’s best zoos and home to approximately 2,000 animals representing nearly 400 species, of which about a quarter are endangered; provides leadership in animal care, science, education, and sustainability.
African American History and Culture Museum
Opening on September 24, 2016, it is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history, and culture.
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